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Relais & Châteaux 2008 guide tours Europe

PARIS, 7 January 2008 - The new Relais & Châteaux 2008 Guide will be presented to the press in Brussels (8 January), Zurich (14 January), Geneva (15 January), Vienna (16 January), Lisbon (17 January), Milan (21 January) and Hamburg (22 January).

With a circulation of almost one million and available in six languages - French, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese - the Guide showcases the 470 Relais & Châteaux fine hotels and restaurants, which span 55 countries, including - for the very first time - members in Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia. In addition to listing the new Relais & Châteaux properties, the 2008 Guide also boasts several new features including:
- Relais & Châteaux properties’ secondary restaurants, encompassing more than 250 moderately-priced eateries
- Details on à la carte and enchanting stays (culinary/spa/golf offers), gift certificates and Lys offers
- Overview of Relais & Châteaux values and unique character
- Guest-friendly search options with enhanced indices and geographic maps

“The Relais & Châteaux Guide is the icon of our brand,” said Jaume Tàpies, the International President of Relais & Châteaux. “It continues to be the absolute benchmark in the international luxury hotel industry. Throughout our history it has remained an integral component that strengthens pride in membership of our Association.” Complimentary copies of the 2008 Guide are available at Relais & Châteaux member properties and at the Maisons des Relais & Châteaux in Paris (33 boulevard Malesherbes), London (10, Beauchamp place) and New York City (10 East 53rd Street, opening 12 February). The 2008 Guide can also be downloaded or ordered free of charge (exclusive of mailing costs) on the Association’s website:

About Relais & Châteaux

Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of 470 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 55 countries. Established in France in 1954, the Association’s mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character. Furthermore, Relais & Châteaux is also a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world who share a passion for, and a personal commitment to, ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony. To choose Relais & Châteaux is to experience an unforgettable celebration of the senses. From the vineyards in Napa valley to the beaches in Bali, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Châteaux offers a chance to explore the Route du Bonheur and discover a special place in a variety of destinations. The Relais & Châteaux signature reflects this ambition: “ALL AROUND THE WORLD, UNIQUE IN THE WORLD.” For information or reservations, call 800-735-2478 or consult the Web site at

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Relais & Châteaux 2008 guide tours Europe